from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In car-building, the brake-system of a railroad-car, including all its component parts. It includes all the pipes, hose, air-cylinders, chains, rods, brake-shoes, etc.


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  • Indeed, there was only an inch-wide ledge of smooth iron to support his foot, which slipped once or twice; but he reached the brake-gear and screwed it down.

    Brandon of the Engineers

  • Ruefully they looked through the dust-covered interior and inspected the muddy trucks and brake-gear.

    Ray's Daughter A Story of Manila


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